Can I move my Kenta Palm outdoors?

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by Saleve, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. Saleve

    Saleve Active Member

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    Hello,
    I have a lovely kenta palm that has been thriving in my livingroom for a few years. We will soon be moving to a new apartment with less indoor space for plants and I was wondering if I can move the plant to the garden? I live in Geneva with winter temperatures that often drop below 0°C.
    Advice would be most appreciated.
    Saleve
     
  2. Wolvie150

    Wolvie150 Active Member

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    I had success with a slow hardening of plants when the temps started hitting low-mid 50's Farenheit. Anything else is a definate loss. One year I almost lost a Ficus this way, but with 2 months of babying it recovered from the frost damage (severly trimmed!!)
    Good luck, but never let it go below about 10-12*C
     
  3. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    You can move it outdoors for the summer, but if you want it to survive, it'll have to come back inside in the autumn. It might tolerate a degree or two below freezing, but not more, nor for prolonged periods.
     
  4. Saleve

    Saleve Active Member

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    I was afraid of that...
    Thanks to both of you for your replies.
    Best regards,
    Saleve
     

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